Gabian village, section Gabian-1, 40 - 60 cm (Silurian of France)

Where: France (43.5° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 71.0° S, 71.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: ascensus-acuminatus graptolite zone, Rhuddanian (443.4 - 440.8 Ma)

• early and early-mid Rhuddanian

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; black shale

• 1.15-m-thick black shale

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: P. Storch and R. Feist. 2008. Lowermost Silurian Graptolites of Montagne Noire, France. Journal of Paleontology 82(5):938-956 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145537: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 05.06.2013

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Taxonomic list

Pterobranchia
 Graptoloidea - Dimorphograptidae
Parakidograptus acuminatus Nicholson 1867 graptolite
abundant specimens
 Graptoloidea - Normalograptidae
Normalograptus angustus Perner 1895 graptolite
Cystograptus ancestralis graptolite
abundant specimens
 Graptoloidea - Neodiplograptidae